18-290: Signals and Systems

Units: 12

This course develops the mathematical foundation and computational tools for processing continuous-time and discrete-time signals in both time and frequency domain. Key concepts and tools introduced and discussed in this class include linear time-invariant systems, impulse response, frequency response, convolution, filtering, sampling, and Fourier transform. Efficient algorithms like the fast Fourier transform (FFT) will be covered. The course provides background to a wide range of applications including speech, image, and multimedia processing, bio and medical imaging, sensor networks, communication systems, and control systems.

This course serves as entry and prerequisite for any higher level course in the fields of signal processing, communications, and control.

Prerequisites: 18-100

Corequisites: 18-202


Signals and Systems


Last modified on 2009-04-01



Past semesters:

S15, F14, S14, F13, S13, F12, S12, F11, S11, F10, S10, F09